Rumors are circulating the Ronda Rousey has been learning the basics of pro wrestling and will be joining the WWE; taking part in at least 2 high profile matches over the next 6 months. Rousey was recently filmed attending the WWE’s Mae Young Classic tournament and recently cut her first promo challenging Charlotte Flair. The most likely scenario at this point is that Rousey will take part in a Four Horsewomen vs. Four Horsewomen match (WWE vs. UFC) at Survivor Series and then either Stephanie McMahon (Vince McMahon’s daughter) or Charlotte Flair (Rick Flair’s daughter) at WrestleMania.
Howie Long-Short: WWE has 1.63 million subscribers, which is nothing to sneeze at; but that number is far short of the 3-4 million the company predicted back in 2015. The company only added 220,000 new subscribers between Q4 ’16 and Q2 ’17, so they need to do something. Rousey is a great addition, but she isn’t getting the company to 3 million subscribers by herself. She’s never done more than 1.1 million PPV buys.
Fan Marino: Apparently, the WWE is looking to bring the Undertaker back to wrestle John Cena at Survivor Series. It’s hard for me to be excited about the future of WWE as a company, when two of their biggest draws are 52 and 40, respectively. Brock Lesnar, another huge draw, is also 40. At some point, they need to find young talent who can move the needle.